ADOPTED. At first, Mel shut down. He would not interact with humans. He was shaking uncontrollably, crouching in the corner, even convulsing in fear. When Mel began to feel safe was in his adopter’s home — his dog brother helped him adjust. However, Mel is a dog who has never barked. Ever. The only time he makes a sound is in his sleep. Today, he loves car rides, all dogs big and small, and sleeping under the covers with his head on the pillow.